Bertile Smith Ard, 87, of Gulf Breeze, Fla. died Sept. 4, 2010 at Covenant Hospice in Pensacola, Fla.
She was born July 15, 1923 in Lawrence County, Miss. She lived in Jayess, Miss. until 2009 then moved to Gulf Breeze, Fla. She was a member of the Topeka Baptist Church at Jayess, Miss. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Ard, Jayess, Miss.; three daughters, Judy Belk, Citronelle, June Cothern, Jayess, Miss., Jackie Barclay, Gulf Breeze, Fla.; one brother, Rudolph Smith, Jayess, Miss.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Alford Ard; father, Eliziah Hickerson Smith; mother, Susiana Boseman; four brothers, Elbridge Smith, J.P. Smith, James Smith, Junior Smith; one son, Jimmy Ard; one greatgrandson, Devin Ard; two sisters, Augusta Rutland and Lou Barron.
The service was Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. at Topeka Baptist Church. Burial was in the Roberts Memorial Cemetery. Memorials or gifts may be made to the Topeka Baptist Church at 807 China Grove Road, Jayess, MS 39641. Wilson Funeral Home of Monticello, Miss. directed.